Will future LibreELEC for Kodi 18 Leia work with S812 processor?

  • I have a Droidbox T8-S v1 box powered by a S812 32 bit ARM processor, 2GB RAM and 32 GB storage space and Android 5.11. This 812 box will have no chance of updating to Marshmallow 6.0. Kodi 18 Leia's minimum requirement shall be 6.0 so it will not work on S812 box.


    Is there a chance of future version of LibreELEC with Kodi Leia works on S812 processor? If so many people like me who are stuck with S812 processors will have an upgrade path.

    Droidbox T8-S V1 (S812) 2GB/32GB with Android and dual boot LibreELEC 8.2.5

    T95K Pro (S912) 2GB/16GB with Android 7.1.2 and now dual boot with LibreELEC 8.2.5.1

  • At this stage it's too early to say what the future holds for 32-bit Amlogic devices. Kodi needs to clean-up Linux support similar to how the Krypton move to "mediacodec" simplified Android support. In the long term Kodi wants a V4L2 based Linux video architecture, and that almost certainly requires Linux platforms like Amlogic (and Raspberry Pi) to be running a current/mainline Linux kernel with V4L2 video drivers. Older 32-bit S802/805/S812 devices are stuck on an ancient 3.10 kernel that falls wildly short of that requirement. If code clean-up progresses quickly it is quite possible that a 64-bit Amlogic device will be required for Kodi v18 support on Linux.


  • At this stage it's too early to say what the future holds for 32-bit Amlogic devices. Kodi needs to clean-up Linux support similar to how the Krypton move to "mediacodec" simplified Android support. In the long term Kodi wants a V4L2 based Linux video architecture, and that almost certainly requires Linux platforms like Amlogic (and Raspberry Pi) to be running a current/mainline Linux kernel with V4L2 video drivers. Older 32-bit S802/805/S812 devices are stuck on an ancient 3.10 kernel that falls wildly short of that requirement. If code clean-up progresses quickly it is quite possible that a 64-bit Amlogic device will be required for Kodi v18 support on Linux.


    Thanks.

    Droidbox T8-S V1 (S812) 2GB/32GB with Android and dual boot LibreELEC 8.2.5

    T95K Pro (S912) 2GB/16GB with Android 7.1.2 and now dual boot with LibreELEC 8.2.5.1